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Monday, October 6, 2003 Volume XII, Number 77

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .Jerry Trammell will sing at 8 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 12th, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Grand, Carthage. Please call 358-4265 for more information.

Did Ya Know?. . .McCune-Brooks Hospital and Precious Moments will offer a Women’s Health Fair in the Precious Moments Visitors Center Atrium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat. & Sun., Oct. 10-11th. There will be free screenings, information booths, door prizes and give-aways. Call 359-2432 for info.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society is now open from 12 noon-
4 p..m. on Saturdays. You can now adopt some of the Carthage Hu mane Society’s cutiest kittens at Central Pet Care Clinic. Stop by their office anytime during regular business hours or call 358-1300 for details.

today's laugh

"Halt," yelled the sergeant to a new squad of recruits. But one of them marched on.

"Here, Jones, what were you doing before you joined the Army?" yelled the sergeant.

"A horse driver, sir," replied Jones.

When the squad was marching again the sergeant cried: "Squad halt! Jones, whoa."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


The Carthage woolen mill started up this morning to work up some necessary colors to fill out pressing orders that have crowded in on the company since the shut down two weeks ago. Half the force is working and will be employed all the rest of this week. Thirty looms and other machinery in proportion are in operation.

At the same time the necessary repairing is being as quickly done as possibly, and next Monday an insurance boiler inspector will be here to inspect the mill boilers. By the first of September Supt. Baker expects to have all repairing done and be ready to start the mill going on the usual full time for the winter

Mrs. Don C. Hamilton entertained the "Dewey Club" yesterday afternoon at her home on Main Street. The next social function will be a trolley party to Joplin.

  Today's Feature

Carthage Pro Am Golf.

Practice rounds begin today for the 2003 Carthage Pro Am golf tournament. Thirty-five professionals and one hundred five amateurs have signed up for the event at the Carthage Golf Course. Carthage Golf Course manager Mark Peterson says he looks forward to the event as it was not held last year due to the extensive renovations that were underway at the course.

Teams will be made up of one professional and three amateurs. Players must have a USGA handicap to compete in this event.

Professionals will compete for $3,400 in prize money. Approximately $5,000 in merchandise certificates will also be awarded to team members.

The first round competition begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. and the day will conclude with dinner for the competitors at Broadview Country Club.

The second round of the 36 hole tournament will begin Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

The tournament offers the opportunity for the Carthage Golf Course to be played by professions representing other courses in the area including Neosho, Springfield, Bella Vista, Sedalia, Pittsburg, and Joplin.

Just Jake Talkin'


I’ve hit a golf ball or two. The thing I’m most familiar with is the "water hazard" and what a nice, crisp "plunk" a golf ball makes when it drops in the lake.

I’ve heard some make a good livin’ retrievin’ golf balls from the bottom of lakes. They clean ‘em up and sell ‘em back to those who most need a less expensive ball, the one’s who put ‘em in the lake to start with.

I understand there are those who take the game more than seriously. I’m guessin’ that there will be a few of those out at the Pro Am tournament this week end. It looks like there will be some real competition for braggin’ rights and a little cash ta boot.

The tournament would also be a good opportunity to see the renovations to the Carthage Golf Course if ya haven’t taken a look.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By Samantha Mazzotta

Q: Help! I’m desperate. How do I get rid of grain moths that have moved into my kitchen cupboards? I’ve been fighting them for almost a year. I took everything out of the cupboards and washed them, and threw away many old packages of mixes, rice, flour, etc., even though I couldn’t detect any moths in them. I placed unopened packages in the freezer for a week, and now store flour and a few other items in airtight containers. We were OK for three months, but now they’re back. What do I do now? — Mary H., Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

A: Nothing’s more frustrating — and gross — than opening a box of pasta or cereal and watching tiny bugs fly out of it. Grain moths, and similar cabinet bugs, are tough to dislodge once they’ve taken up residence. Fumigating the storage spaces may prevent new bugs from entering, but survivors (and their larvae) can remain hidden in boxes of flour or cereal, burrowed safely away from pesticides. You’ve done everything recommended to clear up the problem, with no success.

The next step is to repeat the cleaning and fumigation process (a drag, I know), and add more airtight containers to minimize cross-contamination. A few folk remedies may help as well. Sprinkle bay leaves along the shelves and tape whole leaves to the underside of container lids. Other deterrents are peppercorns or cloves (distributed the same way). Supposedly, these won’t leave any flavor in the flour, so give them a try.

Q. We live in a rented house with a half-basement (holding the furnace and hot-water tank) and a crawlspace under the rest of the house. We get a musty smell every now and then — especially through the heating vents — that I really cannot stand. Is there any way I can make this odor go away or smell differently? — Lillie B., Trail, British Columbia

A: The problem you have is dampness, in either the basement or crawlspace or both. Existing dampness, combined with a warm, humid environment (a rainy summer day or several wet winter days where the furnace is running), is a perfect recipe for mildew.

Basements are prone to being damp and musty, but there are solutions. First, determine the source of the dampness. Tape large squares of aluminum foil at random spots on the basement and crawlspace walls and floors (cover the edges of the foil completely with tape) and leave for three days. Then remove the tape and look at both sides. Moisture on the inside is water seepage; moisture on the outside is condensation.

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